South Peninsula Hospital offers Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support to all community members and families dealing with all types of diabetes.
Individual sessions and occasional group classes are available.
Topics covered include:
– Goal setting
-Identifying Blood glucose patterns and finding ways to deal with them
– Staying active
– Healthy eating & nutrition education
– Strengthening coping skills
– Taking advantage of new technologies
– Understanding medications
– Decreasing complication risks
– Making action plans
– Working with health care providers
– Using glucose meters & continuous glucose monitors to identify blood sugar patterns
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support is covered by most insurance programs, including Medicare. Sliding scale fees are available. Our program meets national standards and is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. A referral from your health care provider is required. There is no need to be a Homer Medical Center patient. For more information and appointments, call (907) 235-0311.
South Peninsula Hospital also offers diabetes care through the Specialty Clinic with Ross Tanner, D.O., founder of the Diabetes & Lipid clinic of Alaska. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Specialty Clinic at (907) 235-0310.
The experiences instructors of this program are: